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New York Times, Wednesday, October 28, 1981

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,677
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Haggard work : SHE
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Pennines, e.g. : ALPS
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___ Alto, Calif. : PALO
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Knicks or Nets : TEAM
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Artificial jewelry : PASTE
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In the thick of : AMID
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"The ___ 'e knows . . . ": Kipling : ORSE
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Staggering : AREEL
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Actor's quest : ROLE
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Like Lovelace's lines : POETIC
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Parvenus : UPSTARTS
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Draw ___ on (aim) : ABEAD
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A founder of Dadaism : ARP
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Toadfish : SAPO
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Oct., Nov., etc. : MOS
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Key or cay : ISLET
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Racing sailboat : MOTH
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Part of the fleet : DESTROYERS
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Tar's word : AHOY
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Silver coin of Malta : ONCIA
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Farmer's concern : CROP
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Keeping company : CONSORTING
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"Bonanza" good guy : HOSS
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She wrote "Tender Buttons": 1914 : STEIN
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Division; part: Abbr. : SEG
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Privilege in a democracy : VOTE
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El ___, Spanish hero : CID
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Thackeray product : NOVEL
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Hebrew scholar : SEMITIST
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Alien : EXOTIC
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Zone : AREA
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Gather, as a seamstress : SHIRR
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Actor Wilder : GENE
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Shensi capital : SIAN
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Does a garden chore : HOSES
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Himalayan track maker : YETI
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Cluckers and scratchers : HENS
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Kitchen follower : ETTE
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Sunny side of a bullfight arena : SOL
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Halt : STOP
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Protagonist : HERO
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Facility : EASE
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Swiftly : APACE
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Gibbon : LAR
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Quack of a sort : PSEUDOSCIENTIST
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Short distance : STEP
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Medium for a medium : PARAPSYCHOLOGY
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Cupid : AMOR
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Swingy rhythm : LILT
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Lyrical literature : ODES
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Speculative philosophers : METAPHYSICIANS
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Wagner heroine : ELSA
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Nigerian native : IBO
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Threesome : TRIO
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Idiots or catkins : AMENTS
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Not ___ (mediocre) : SOHOT
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Do penance : ATONE
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Strong drink in a pub : STINGO
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Dormouse : LEROT
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Worn away : EROSE
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Recipe abbr. : TSPS
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London raincoats, for short : MACS
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June bug : DOR
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Scott Joplin's creation : RAG
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"With a blue ribbon ___" : ONIT
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Annoy : VEX
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Cookbook entry : DISH
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This might be light : VERSE
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Obi : SASH
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City in Pa. : ERIE
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Intend : MEAN
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Hoof wear : SHOE
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North Sea feeder : TEES
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Division word : INTO
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Line a roof : CEIL
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Soak flax : RET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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